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This week I bring you the second part of my interview with writer, blogger, speaker, trainer and former English teacher David Didau. We focus particularly on his book, What if everything you knew about education was wrong? Among the topics discussed are the following:

  • How teachers can use research
  • Why less feedback is more
  • Carol Dweck’s research on mindsets
  • The difficulties in telling if what children learn is retained or transferable
  • Why a sat-nav is the perfect “assessment for learning machine”
  • The illusion of knowledge
  • Assessment for learning
  • Why testing should be rebranded as quizzing
  • Why differentiation is a “dark art”
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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

On this week's programme I speak to David Didau, who is also known as "The Learning Spy." I wanted to find out more about his book, What if everything you knew about education was wrong? Among the topics discussed on the programme with David are the following:

  • Opportunity costs in teaching
  • Choices teachers make
  • Criticism of the teacher education he received
  • Who he trusts on questions about education
  • How teachers are acquiring incorrect information about education
  • The lack of evidence behind learning styles and educational outcome

On next week's programme I'll bring you the second part of my interview with David.

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On this week's programme I spoke to three people who presented workshops at the 2017 Annual Conference of the Literacy Association of Ireland. They were Claire Dunne from the Marino Institute of Education, Damien Quinn from seomraranga.com and Anne Burke from Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. Among the websites mentioned on the programme were:

Children's Literature Association of Ireland

http://bookcentre.ca/

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13586750-bully

Kidblog software

Animoto

 

 

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On this week's programme I speak to a young researcher, Craig Skerritt, who works in the Centre for Evaluation, Quality and Inspection, Dublin City University. We discuss how the work of Basil Bernstein can shed a light on educating students in schools serving areas designated as disadvantaged. We also learn about Craig's experience of teaching in England.

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On this week's programme I bring you the second part of my interview with Dr. Pip Bruce Ferguson. Pip works at the Teaching Enhancement Unit at Dublin City University. This part of our conversation covered the following topics:

  • Changing the research culture of a higher education institution
  • Action research
  • The network of educational action research Ireland.
  • What counts as research?

During our conversation Pip referred to the following websites:

http://tekotahitanga.tki.org.nz/About

http://www.eari.ie/

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On this week's programme the distinguished Educational Psychologist, Professor David C Berliner, who is Regents Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University, shares more of his ideas and reflections about education. Among the topics he discusses this week are assessment literacy, the instructional sensitivity of tests, why he would hesitate in using international comparative tests to shape education policy, and the attractiveness of teaching as a career.

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On this week's programme my guest is David C. Berliner who is Regents' Professor of Education Emeritus at Arizona State University. Among the topics we discussed were co-authoring Educational Psychology with Nathaniel Gage, how he stumbled into the field of educational psychology, his views on what psychology contributes to the education of a teacher, how he thinks teacher education could be improve, his thoughts on the effective removal of educational psychology from teacher education programmes in the United States, his interest in the psychology of classroom practice, the messiness of classroom practice, his thoughts on motivation and feedback to children, and making research accessible to teachers.

He talks about a concept he developed called “academic learning time” – one of the possibly “one of the most important concepts ever created in educational psychology.” It is a classroom method to predict kids’ outcomes.

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This week I bring you the second part of my interview with Jack Whitehead on the topic of Living Educational Theory and Action Research. You can find out more about Jack Whitehead's work at his website http://actionresearch.net Jack Whitehead was in Ireland to address a meeting of Educational Action Research in Ireland (EARI).

I also bring you a short report from the 2016 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. The report was done by my colleague on 103.2 Dublin City FM, Alex Gibson, who presents The Persuaders every Friday at 1pm.

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On this week's programme I speak to Professor Jack Whitehead, from the University of Cumbria, who developed the approach to research known as "Living (Educational) Theory." You can find many resources related to such research at the website http://actionresearch.net/. Jack Whitehead was in Ireland to address a meeting of Educational Action Research in Ireland (EARI).

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On this week's programme I spoke to three of the authors of the book Enhancing Practice through Classroom Research: A Teacher's Guide to Professional Development. I spoke to Caitriona McDonagh, Mary Roche and Bernie Sullivan. Máirín Glenn is the fourth author.

The mentioned the website they developed together, Educational Action Researchers in Ireland to build a network of action researchers.

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